Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So, you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there you see differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. ~ Terry Pratchett
It’s no longer just about you, but about all who will benefit from your story. In your minds eye, imagine you are delivering a passionate graduation speech to a sea of eager students who are hanging on your every word. You stand at the podium, confidently sharing your story, reflecting upon your journey. You reminisce about lessons and blessings learned and earned along the way. Your words become seeds, planted in fertile soil in the minds and hearts of all those who are destined to be changed by your wisdom. At some point, you notice you are no longer telling a story about how you found the elixir but have embodied it. Between words, when you pause for breath, you continue to radiate a life-affirming message that alchemically alters all who are blessed to be in your sphere of influence.
I’ve graduated from having a story worth telling to embodying the potency of my story, and it emanates through every cell of my being.
The Hero’s Journey dream oracle, by Kelly Sullivan Walden